Posts on ‘parenting’

How to Argue in front of Kids

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

It is absolutely okay to argue in front of kids – but within reason and with some boundaries! First, it’s important to understand that if children grow up seeing their parents never argue, then they themselves may become conflict-averse. As we know, you cannot avoid conflict completely, nor is that advisable. So while it may […]

Read more...

Helping Children Cope with the Threat of Violence

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Written by Hannah Evenson, clinical social work intern It has become clear that gone are the days where we can consider our schools to be the safest space for our children as countless threats of violence seem to happen around the country almost weekly. So what can we do as a community to combat this […]

Read more...

Easing the transition of a move

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Easing the transition of a Move   “Home is wherever you are… together.” -Alma Powell Moving can be quite stressful as it triggers the bittersweet memories within us of letting go and moving on. The mixed emotions in saying goodbye and starting fresh and new. Children may be hit hard as they adjust to changing […]

Read more...

Responding to Acts of Senseless Violence

Monday, March 26th, 2018

by Leslie Larsen, LCSW Take Care of Yourselves First, it is okay for us as adults to have intense feelings following tragic and senseless acts of violence, so find another supportive adult with whom you can share your feelings. Once you have released some of your own upset, you can be less reactive and more […]

Read more...

Bullying: A Deeper Perspective

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Article by Laura Amelia Gutierrez, MA October is Bullying Prevention Month, the month we also celebrate Halloween. This is fitting, as Halloween is a holiday that symbolizes the shadowy side of humanity. Sadly, bullying is a human behavior that has proven to have its evolutionary advantages. What advantages you ask? Research done on primates suggest […]

Read more...

Preventing Teen Suicide

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Article by Emmy Crouter, MSW It’s hard to ignore the news coverage of teen suicide in our country and in our state of Colorado. Teen suicide is on the rise, according to multiple studies, with a variety of factors being entertained as contributors. Thankfully teen suicide is preventable and there are many things you can […]

Read more...

Back to School! Strategies to Aid the Transition

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW I encourage you to begin taking steps now to help your family transition as smoothly as possible from summer to school. Get Back on Schedule Now is the perfect time to ease your children back into their school-year sleep routine. It is generally recommended that bed time and wake-up time be […]

Read more...

We Can All Take a Stand Against Child Abuse

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Written by Rachel Morici-Leirer, LPC April is national child abuse prevention month. Children are the most vulnerable, least powerful, and least likely to be able to protect themselves from a powerful adult. READ below in order to educate yourself and learn HOW TO TAKE A STAND & help prevent this abuse. First, it is important […]

Read more...

Easing the ‘Back to School’ Transition

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

By Rachel Morici, LPC As your child transitions back to school, you might experience worries, fears and challenges. As a parent, you have watched your child grow from a dependent innocent toddler to a unique independent and self-sufficient human being. It can be hard to hand that control over to the school and people we […]

Read more...

Increasing Parent/Child Connectivity

Monday, July 18th, 2016

By Leslie Larsen, LCSW Summertime is a great time to reconnect with your children! As I hit the trail for a quick jog I was engrossed in the beauty of Colorado at this time of year. For several moments I was flooded with visualizations of children and parents playing together. Suddenly I hear a boy […]

Read more...